Man Enters Plea in Threat Against California Sen. Leland Yee

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    State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco

    A Santa Clara engineer charged with threatening a state lawmaker has pleaded no contest to seven felony and three misdemeanor charges.

    Everett Basham faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on charges including an attempted terrorist threat, illegal possession of handguns and assault weapons, forgery and possession of destructive devices.

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    Raw Video: Leland Yee Comments on Threat

    [BAY] Raw Video: Leland Yee Comments on Threat
    At a news conference on Thursday, State Sen. Leland Yee says the threat made against him was "very specific" and detailed in how it would be carried out. CHP officers arrested Everett Basham, 45, of Santa Clara in connection with making that threat.

    The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office says the 46-year-old engineer entered the plea Monday under a deal in which several charges were reduced or dismissed.

    Prosecutors say Basham was upset with a bill introduced by Sen. Leland Yee that would have limited the rapid reloading of assault weapons.

    State Senator Target of Santa Clara Threat

    [BAY] State Senator Target of Santa Clara Threat
    State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was the target of a threat, allegedly made by Everett Basham, 45, of Santa Clara, his office confirmed. George Kiriyama reports.

    Basham sent Yee an email threatening to use his sniper skills to assassinate the San Francisco Democrat while hiding in the shadows of the state Capitol.

    RAW VIDEO: Leland Yee Comments on Threat

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